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English department officially recognizes they/them/their pronouns

English department officially recognizes they/them/their pronouns

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

As of this year, the English department will recognize a student’s choice to use the gender-inclusive pronouns they/them/theirs as singular, non-binary pronouns in place of he/him/his and she/her/ hers. “On one level, it’s a profound change, but on another, it’s really not that different from ...

School bus hit by speeding car

School bus hit by speeding car

Sam Singer, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

“Turning around to see a car with a crushed hood and a motor up in smoke before being carted off to the hospital was certainly a crazy way to start my Monday morning,” Emily Marks (11) said. 11 students were taken to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center early Monday morning as a result of a currently unid...

New year, new changes for PE

New year, new changes for PE

Josh Underberg, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

The Physical Education Department has implemented several policy changes for the upcoming school year, including a new quarter system, a uniform requirement, a new grading system, and a new health requirement. “The members of the PE Department having been discussing these changes for the past two ...

New Teachers

New Teachers

September 3, 2019

Melisa Morales History teacher Melissa Morales, a PhD candidate in American Wwill join the Upper Division History Department this year, she said. Morales taught several courses in History and English at Fordham and worked at the Museum of the City of New York with middle and high school students t...

Spain trip teaches language, culture

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

18 students and three faculty members spent two weeks studying Spanish at the University of Salamanca and immersing themselves in the city’s culture for the second straight summer. The language department sought to provide another unique opportunity for students of various skill levels to experie...

A Global Glimpse, through service

Adam Frommer, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

12 rising seniors traveled to the Caribbean and South America for two weeks through Global Glimpse, a partner program with the school in which students participated in service learning and cross-cultural immersion. Global Glimpse aims to foster a sense of community through students from various high scho...

June Camp rocks on campus

June Camp rocks on campus

Yesh Nikam, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Even during the beginning of June, when most of the school’s students are away enjoying the start of their summer, the Lower Division June Program keeps the school busy and vibrant. “The Lower Division June Program is a two-week program for HM students entering Kindergarten through fifth grade,” Program...

Student service-learning requirement reformed for 2019-2020 school year

Marina Kazarian, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

Starting this year, a new service learning requirement will replace projects and reflections with service learning days. Previously, students were required to pick an approved community project and complete two in-school reflection sessions. However, students will now need to attend only their grade...

A classy summer: students continue learning over break

John Mauro, Staff Writer

September 3, 2019

This summer, Upper Division (UD) students undertook rigorous classes at the school, working intense hours each day to complete school year classes compacted into a few weeks. The courses offered are open to UD students, Director of Summer School Caroline Bartels said. The teachers almost all teach a...

Students learn about service in Rwanda

Julia Goldberg and Talia Winiarsky

September 3, 2019

Sometimes a journey starts with a single step; this summer, a journey to Rwanda started with a single Instagram post. When Dean of the Class of 2023 Chidi Asoluka posted a picture from his travels in Capetown last summer, a friend of his commented under the photo, reaching out to ask if Asoluka had ever ...

Parli concludes season with powerful finish

Kate Feiner, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Three students from the school’s Parliamentary Debate Team earned spots within the top five speakers at a tournament at The Dalton School last Saturday, marking the end of a successful competitive season. Amman Kejela (11) reached the final round and Nathan Zelizer (9) placed fourth in the tournament...

Model Congress gathers gavels at Dalton tournament

Vivien Sweet, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

The school’s Model Congress team competed in a conference at The Dalton School last Sunday, debating high school students from schools across the tri-state area, and earning several awards. High school Model Congress split students up into specific committees of around 15 people to emulate the United...

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